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Spoke 'n Weaver Newsletter
BasketMakers 

Susi Nuss, Editor
http://basketmakers.com
June 29, 2002
Volume 5, Issue 4 / ISSN 1523-7974

 IN THIS ISSUE    

  • BASKETRY FEATURE
        Summer Basketry
       
  • NEW LINKS TO FEATURED SITES
       
    The Oneida Art of Basketry
        Crooked Knives - The One Handed Drawknife
        
  • FEATURED PRODUCTS FOR BASKETMAKER
        OTT-Lite Floor Lamps
        Colored Copper Wire
       
  • FEATURED EVENTS FOR BASKETMAKERS
        Many exhibits and conferences
        
  • ELSEWHERE ON BasketMakers
       
    Basketmakers Freebies
        Tips and Tutorials

        
  • TUCKING IN LOOSE ENDS & LASHING OFF
        Message from Susi

    BASKETRY FEATURE
    Summer Basketry
    The days are getting longer, the kids are out of school, the cool water of the lake or pool beckons us to relax. It is a good time to weave a project or two alone, with a family member, or with a basketweaving friend using a variety of free project patterns.


    NEW LINKS TO FEATURED SITES

    The Oneida Art of Basketry
    Extensive presentation from the Shako:wi Cultural Center at the Oneida Indian Nation of the history and technology of early Oneida black ash baskets.

    Crooked Knives - The One Handed Drawknife
    A presentation of the Hudson Museum that details the history of the use of crooked knives in basketmaking and other traditional handcrafts. Extensive image gallery of historic crooked knives.


    FEATURED PRODUCTS FOR BASKETMAKERS

    OTT-Lite Floor Lamps
    This floor lamp has a special lamp head that swivels 180º, and the FlexNeck helps you focus light where it's needed to match colors and see the details of your weaving.

    Colored Copper Wire
    Use this colored copper wire to coil or weave a variety of baskets. Available in a range of colors and gauges.


    FEATURED EVENTS FOR BASKETMAKERS

    LOS ANGELES, CA
    del Mano Gallery: "Contemporary Baskets and Fiber Sculpture," June 22-July 20.

    COLUMBUS, OH
    Ohio Craft Museum: From the Indigenous to the Outrageous: Contemporary American Baskets. July 10 - August 23, 2002. Columbus, Ohio 614.486.4402

    NANTUCKET, MA
    Dane Gallery: "Glass Sculpture: New Artists," Fong Choo, ceramics, "Contemporary Baskets," June 1-27. 

    ASHVILLE, NC
    Southern Highland Craft Guild: Carlson Tuttle, baskets, Nanette Davidson, rag rugs, June 8-July 23, 2002.

    COLUMBIA, SC
    University of South Carolina McKissick Museum: Sea grass baskets of the South Carolina Low Country from the collection, to July 14.

    LANGLEY, WA
    Museo: Dawn Walden, baskets/woodcarvings, June 1-July 5.

    SEATTLE, WA
    Elliott Brown Gallery: John McQueen, fiber, Richard Marquis, glass, June 7-July 20.

    BAR HARBOR ME
    Native American Festival. Saturday, July 6, 2002 College of the Atlantic, Rt 3, Bar Harbor, ME. 207-288-3519 or 207-859-9722

    PITTSBURGH, PA
    Dorothy Gill Barnes, a fiber artist from Worthington, Ohio, will exhibit her unique vessels and sculpture. Barnes harvests materials from nature such as bark, branches, roots and stones to create her work.

    March 28—June 28, 2003 at The Society for Contemporary Craft - Strip District Gallery, 2100 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 

    OYSTER POINT, VA
    Tidewater Basketry January Guilder's Weave

    January 16-19, 2003. Thursday evening through early Sunday afternoon series of workshops in a conference hosted by Tidewater Basketry Guild in Virginia. For additional information and times see 

    CONCORD, NH
    BASKETWORKS An exhibition showcasing handcrafted work incorporating the "basket" theme. The League of NH Craftsmen's Gallery 205, 205 North Main Street, Concord, NH October 4 - December 20, 2002
    Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30

    WEIRTON, WV
    The West Virginia Basketmakers Association 2002 Convention will take place in Weirton, WV on November 22-24, 2002.

    Contact: Sandra Lyons SLTARAWOOD@aol.com or Delores Stutler at: jodeweaver@aol.com

    WASHINGTON, DC
    The Renwick Invitational: Four Discoveries in Craft

    Renwick Gallery Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street, NW Washington, DC 20006

    The Renwick Invitational: Four Discoveries in Craft June 14 through October 14, 2002

    This exhibition explores the innovations of four contemporary artists established in their respective craft fields. "The Renwick Invitational: Four Discoveries in Craft" includes 50 unique objects. Among the exhibitors is basketmaker Gyöngy Laky of San Francisco who interlaces twigs, electrical wire and other found objects into nest-like baskets.

    The Renwick Gallery is open seven days a week (except December 25) from 10:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. 

    LICHTENFELS, GERMANY
    Lichtenfels Korbmarkt

    Basketry festival that takes place in several communities in and near Lichtenfels, Germany over several days each September.

    SANTA FE, NM
    Contemporary Basketry

    August 16 - September 2, 2002. Thirteen Moons Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico Contemporary Basketry curated by Jane Sauer. Participants include Kate Anderson, Karen & Darryl Arawjo, Dorothy Gill Barnes, Nancy Moore Bess, Jerry Bleem, Polly Jacobs Giacchina, Jan Hopkins, Gyongy Laky, C. A. Michel, Debora Muhl, Leon Niehues, Fran Reed (1943-2008), Roslie Friis-Ross, JoAnne Russo, Judy K. Wilson.

    MANCHESTER, NH
    BASKETRY TODAY: A NEW WORLD OF METHODS AND MATERIALS

    The New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester invites the public to view Basketry Today: A New World of Methods and Materials, on display in the Main Building at 148 Concord Street from August 5 - September 19, 2002.

    MILWAUKEE WI
    Indian Summer Festival

    September 6-8, 2002 Cultural demonstrators include: Leona Antone-Romero, Mini Horsehair Baskets; Ilona Stanley, Birchbark Biting; Ella Sekatau, Finger Weaving; Julia Parker, Twine Basketry; Lucy Parker, Willow Basket Weaving; Delores Fisher, Sweetgrass Baskets

    Henry Maier Festival Park. 200 North Harbor Drive Milwaukee, WI 53202 (414) 273-2680 Friday 9/6: 4pm to midnight Saturday 9/7: noon to midnight Sunday 9/8: 11am to 10:00pm

    WINONA, MN
    Weaving In the Wilderness

    Join Margaret Grund of Basket Weavin' Quilt Stitchin' of Winona, MN at Big Lake Wilderness Lodge for three days of basketweaving. September 12-15, 2002.

    MASHANTUCKET, CT
    Native Basket Makers Market and Fair
    Mashantucket Pequot Museum Mashantucket, CT

    Date: Saturday, August 03, 2002
    Time: 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Date: Sunday, August 04, 2002
    Time: 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    Mashantucket Museum Behind The Scenes Tour

    Date: Saturday, August 03, 2002
    Time: 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
    Date: Sunday, August 04, 2002
    Time: 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

    Mashantucket Pequot Museum in Mashantucket, CT offers a special behind the scenes tour of the baskets and containers in the Museum's Ethnographic collections, led by curators from the museum. This will be a rare opportunity to view a diverse group of examples of 17th through 20th century northeastern Native American artistry. Museum curators will discuss the museum criteria used to build the collection as well as the continuity of the materials used and basketry traditions represented. Call 1-800-411-9671 to register. http://www.mashantucket.com
    Coverage of last year's event

    BROOKFIELD, CT
    Other Materials Other Forms: Exploring Contemporary Basketry

    June 9 - August 4, 2002. Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat. 10am-5pm, Sundays: 12-5pm

    Participants include: Jackie Abrams, Dona Anderson, Darryl & Karen Arawjo, Jill Nordfors Clark, Rob Dobson, Judy Dominic, Mary Lee Fulkerson, John Garrett, Ann Hall Richards, Pat Hickman, Donna Kaplan, Mary Ellen Buxton-Kutch, Kari Lonning, Arlene McGonagle, John McQueen, Doris Messick, Marilyn Moore, Judy Mulford, Lindsay Rais, Fran Reed (1943-2008), Debra Sachs, Biba Schutz, John Lawrence Skau (1953-2007), Leandra Spangler and Jo Stealey. 

    Find more on basketry events, updated regularly.


    ELSEWHERE ON BASKETMAKERS

    Basketmakers Freebies
    Free print catalogs, newsletters, projects, magazine and product samples of interest to basketmakers from basketmaking suppliers, vendors, wholesalers, authors and distributors.

    Tips and Tutorials
    Basketry Tips and Techniques on things like weave patterns, basket materials harvesting and preparation, making coiled baskets, chip carving a gourd, cordage instructions, adding handles, making stitched birch bark containers and much more.


    TUCKING IN LOOSE ENDS & LASHING OFF

    The Spoke 'n Weaver subscriber list has grown to 485. Welcome to our new subscribers.

    Please forward this newsletter to your friends and let them know of BasketMakers and Spoke 'n Weaver News. Thank you for your interest in BasketMakers. Please support our sponsors. I would like to thank the individuals who have made donations to support development of the BasketMakers site. I truly appreciate your support. If you have a basketry product or service that you would like to present on the pages of BasketMakers, consider our advertising program.

    Woven Wooden Wishes,

    Susi Nuss, Editor
    BasketMakers

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    © 2002 Susi Nuss, BasketMakers.com

 

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